How many mgs of aspirin should I take a day to prevent heart attacks. I am in my 50's, healthy, and have never had a heart attack.
14 Nov 2010
Low dose (50mg-500mg/day) Aspirin may prevent heart attacks (non-fatal) in men who have not had previous heart attacks or stroke.
Benefit: Men have a 1 in 750 chance of benefit for every year they are treated with Aspirin.
Harm: Men have a 1 in 5000 chance of Brain Hemorrhage for every year they are treated with Aspirin.
Harm: Men have a 1 in 3000 change of a serious stomach bleed for every year they are treated with Aspirin.
Low dose Aspirin does not prevent stroke or death in patient who have not had a previous heart attack or stroke.
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